THE LAST SEASON, directed by Sara Dosa, is a meditative look at the legacy of war. While in search of the wild and valuable matsutake mushroom, the lives of two former soldiers intersect.
California Humanities is proud to have supported Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman’s Oscar® nominated short documentary, Last Day of Freedom, an animated film that tells the story of one man’s struggle to stand by his brother in the face of war, PTSD, and capital punishment. We are grateful to the International Documentary Association (IDA) for […]
AMERICAN BAGHDAD, is a short documentary profiling Iraqi refugees trying to assimilate to American culture after being displaced from Iraq due to the war. El Cajon, a city in San Diego, has one of the highest concentrations of Iraqi refugees in America. A majority of these refugees are known as Chaldean and are of Christian […]
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning is a film about the life, loves and work of photographer, Dorothea Lange, known for her famous image “The Migrant Mother”.
DOGTOWN REDEMPTION, a raw, intimate and compassionate look at the lives of homeless recyclers in West Oakland, California, co-directed by Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush, premieres nationally on May 16 in the PBS series Independent Lens. For specific broadcast times in your area, please visit PBS.org. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION follows the lives of three recyclers—former punk […]
NOW EN ESPAÑOL tells the story of five Latina actresses in Los Angeles who dub “Desperate Housewives” for Spanish language audiences in the US.
At first, Wonder Woman was a powerful alternative to other WWII-era superheroes. By the 60s, she had morphed into an eyelash-batting shopaholic. How was Wonder Woman born and then reborn into a strong, independent, iconic heroine?
REBELS WITH A CAUSE chronicles the ordinary citizens who did extraordinary things to save what are now the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE is an award-winning documentary film produced by Abby Ginzberg about the life and extraordinary career of Cruz Reynoso.
Please join California Humanities for a screening of Regarding Susan Sontag playing at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, followed by a post-screening discussion held at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav. Regarding Susan Sontag is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout […]